The turn of Caleb Ewan! The Australian sprinter, who had not yet had the joy of raising his arms on this Tour 2019 despite several places of honor, won Wednesday in Toulouse his first stop on the Great Loop. The rider of the Lotto-Soudal team "jumped" in the last meters the Belgian Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma). The Italian Elia Viviani, whose team, the Deceuninck Quick-Step, drove a lot in the final, took the third place in a spectacular sprint.
As expected (and perhaps even to be feared), this 11th stage that joined Albi to the Pink City on 167 km, had its traditional breakaway doomed to failure. Four riders, all four from invited teams - the Belgian Aimé De Gendt (Wanty-Gobert), the French Fabien Grellier (Total Direct Energie), Anthony Perez (Cofidis) and Stéphane Rossetto (Cofidis) - made themselves beautiful from the start, traveling nearly 150 kilometers in the lead. They were taken in the last ten kilometers, De Gendt having unsuccessfully attempted the coup alone. The Belgian rider was taken back shortly after the 5 km banner after a nice solo number.